Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by flavaflav, Jul 25, 2018.
Woo! I can't WAIT! I hope they can get everyone back for it.
Nice to see it's officially being made, but after years of delays, I won't believe it until I'm sitting in the theater and watching it.
@Emh ; it's an HBO movie with an "air date," so that means it will be on HBO,not in the theaters. But I agree with you; it's been so long, I hate to get my hopes up.
I'm not even really sure what we're going to be seeing. It's been 12 years. Half the cast is in their 70s & Powers Booth is dead. Then again, the real life Bella Union owner was bankrupt by 1878, & it became a grocery store lol. It's fair to say that any hope of completing their earlier story arc with Hearst is probably unlikely. We're just looking at a stand alone movie that revisits that world, & enjoying seeing some of the familiar faces
It's also unlikely they can fake time passing for much less than 10 years. So we're easily into the mid-1880s, & anybody left is much older. In fact, it's around the time the real life Seth Bullock became friends with Teddy Roosevelt, & the railroad came to Deadwood, but principle characters like Sol Star, Seth Bullock & All Swearengen are still in the real Deadwood. So I'm sure there's some kind of story to tell. I'll just hope it's as good as the show had been
Oh, good point. For some reason I had it in my head this whole time, even though it's an HBO production, that they were going to make a cinematic feature.
I can't wait. Man it's been so long I'm going to have to re-watch the series. I wonder what kind of plot we are looking at - surely something jumping well into the future of the finale.
I don't fully remember who lived and died but there were so many great character actors in this series. Without a doubt EB Farnum and Calamity Jane were the best.
About fucking time, cocksuckers.
I watched this show up until the beginning of its last season. I finally decided I liked the acting but I couldn't understand a fucking word of what was going on. Very bizarre dialogue.
That said, I would watch the movie.
It was basically as if Shakespeare had written a western. With swearing.
I only watched a few episodes of the first season to see what the fuss was about and frankly found it offputting. Not due to the language itself, but the frequency of its usage. Guess I'll have to try again.
I actually find the language one of the most brilliant aspects of the show, foul or otherwise. It's rare that anyone making a modern dramatic period piece would be so bold as to incorporate so much of the vocabulary & syntax of the actual time period. The reason the profanity is so off-putting is the context it's in, which is of people more often speaking very properly, so much so, that I had to pay attention to every single word, or potentially miss out on some of the interplay going on.
Ian McShane made an absolute art out of performing some of the most complex concepts & language I've ever heard televised, whilst simultaneously punctuating it with some of the foulest gutter talk imaginable. It made the show that much more stunning imho, jarring in fact. It took you by surprise, the profanity, the complexity & the perfunctory ease of their combination. You truly felt in another world, one that was a strange metamorphosis of Victorian Era educated palaver & Colonial frontier rustic banter. I actually miss it & look forward to seeing it live again
Well ****, that mother******* show is **** being brought back after so many ****ing years, all the mother******* c*******ers who love the ****ing show will be ****ing pleased.
Well sure, but I can't help but wonder if maybe even that is exaggerated as per HBO standards.
Maybe, but it's still pretty powerful as a dramatic tool
I wonder if the movie will cover the fall of Al Swearengen. In real life, I believe he died in Denver - probably murdered. I'll have to go check*. It would be great if they could work Teddy Roosevelt into it.
* It seems Al's twin brother Lemuel might have been murdered as a result of being mistaken for Al - two roles for Mr McShane? That would be cool. Of course, in reality, Swearengen was American not English.
Except that the profanity used on the show isn't the type of profanity used in the 1870s. Milch acknowledged in interviews that he employed modern-day profanity because if he'd used authentic period curse words, everyone would have sounded like Yosemite Sam, and the show wouldn't have made it past the pilot.
Now I want to see a realistic, dramatic presentation of Yosemite Sam!
That's what I thought. Wouldn't they have been more subtle and creative in their use of swears? I don't even think they used the F-word.
Now you're darn tootin'!
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